Body Contouring Procedures

You can turn to Dr. Belz for body contouring in San Antonio, TX. She offers a variety of sculpting procedures that will help tone, tighten, lift, and enhance your physique. Through an in-depth consultation, she will determine which body contouring treatments are best for you and which treatments can help you receive your desired end results.

Just as every person’s body is unique, their body contouring procedures should be bespoke to their physique. Rather than promote one “ideal” body image, Dr. Beltz provides each client with individual treatment that celebrates the beauty of their body.

Below you will find the full list of body contouring procedures that Dr. Beltz performs in San Antonio.

Liposuction with Dr. Jessica Belz in San Antonio, TX will get rid of these pockets of unwanted fat, giving you a slimmer contour. Liposuction today is minimally invasive, leaves little, if any, scarring, and doesn’t involve a difficult recovery. What’s not to love?

Benefits of Liposuction

  • Reduced appearance of cellulite
  • Eliminated fat deposits 
  • Slimmer appearance at treatment site

Liposuction Process

Patients are placed under local or general anesthesia during their liposuction procedure to ensure they’re completely comfortable during the process. Dr. Beltz performs liposuction by making small incisions at the treatment site, then inserting a thin tube called a cannula to dislodge unwanted fat. A back-and-forth motion helps loosen excess fat, which is then removed from the body through a specialized vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.

Recovery Time

Recovery time for liposuction ranges from seven to ten days. Some patients must wear a compression garment. The full recovery time will depend on the treatment site and the number of areas treated during the liposuction procedure.

Expected Results

Liposuction slims treatment areas by eliminating unwanted fat deposits. However, it is not a weight loss procedure, and it does not tighten loose skin unless it is combined with another procedure. Patients should expect a slimmer, toned appearance after treatment, but they should discuss their overall end goals with Dr. Beltz prior to liposuction. 

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is designed to restore your abdominal contour and improve appearance by removing excess skin and fat and tighten your underlying abdominal muscles. This allows for a smoother and firmer abdominal profile.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

  • Slimmer, toned appearance of the abdomen 
  • A more contoured waistline and silhouette
  • Restored muscles weakened from childbirth 
  • Improved bladder function
  • Reduced itching and discomfort caused by excess skin 

Tummy Tuck Process

Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia at a hospital or outpatient surgical facility; Dr. Belz makes a horizontal incision across the abdominal wall, running along the top of the public hairline beneath the belly button.

In some cases, an additional incision is made around the navel to remove excess skin around the area. 

During the procedure, the surgeon removes excess skin around the abdomen, then pulls skin from the upper abdomen down. A new belly button opening is made, and the belly button is pushed through the opening and sutured into place.

Sutures and skin adhesives are used to close the surgical site, and drains are placed to promote a safe recovery.  

Recovery Time

It can take up to six months to fully recover from a tummy tuck; the exact abdominoplasty recovery timeline will vary by patient and the extent of lifting and tightening that was performed. After about two weeks, most patients can return to work and resume normal activities. At the one-month mark, patients can return to their pre-surgery workout routine.

Dr. Belz and her staff work with each patient to create an individual recovery guide; every patient is advised on the best practices after a tummy tuck to ensure they are as comfortable as possible while minimizing their risk of complications. 

Expected Results

Patients can expect a flatter stomach, tighter skin around the abdominal area, and slimmer contour around the waistline. An overall slimmer physique that is proportionate to your figure is the ultimate goal of a tummy tuck.

Following significant weight loss with or without bariatric surgery, excess skin may hinder your function, undermine your sense of well-being, and hide your slimmer self.  Surgical body contouring involves the removal of excess fat and skin to reveal one’s reduced body shape.

A “Mommy Makeover” is a term that is used to describe a combination of procedures that help a mom restore her pre-pregnancy body and self-confidence. Pregnancy and nursing can result in significant changes to a woman’s body, including, but not limited to, stretching of the skin and muscles of the abdomen, excess fat, and deflation of the breasts.

What People Say About Us!

Dr. Belz is Fantastic!!! She really takes the time to get to know her patients and understands what you are trying to accomplish. She is a wonderful Doctor and has an amazing staff on board to help whenever you might need. She called me the day I had my surgery to check up with me and then I had a follow-up the next day where she really addressed any concerns that I had. I was so surprised at how easy and natural the healing process was. 6 Weeks following surgery and the results are exactly what I was looking for.

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Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Belz Today!

To learn more about our Body Contouring procedures and how they can help you achieve the body of your dreams, call (210) 497-7100 to schedule a consultation. Jessica Belz, MD Plastic Surgery is proud to serve San Antonio, TX, and the surrounding areas.

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207 W. Sunset Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

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